This distortion unit seems to have first been used during the ATYCLB sessions on the heavy distorted bits on "New York".
I appears that it is also used on the outro solo bits of "Until The End Of The World" during the 2001 Elevation and 2005-2006
"The Edge walked in with that. It's a Japanese device. Edge, once in a while, would want a distortion twist, you
know, and he will walk in with things and I get to walk in with things. But if you walk in with things [something] and Bono
hears [it, he] goes "Oh my God, roll the tape!". And that's what happened. We used that on the solo on "Until The End Of The
World". It's such an offensive little box that only works on a solo at the very end - it doesn't work all through a song."
- Per Dallas Schoo in the April/May Australian Guitar magazine // page 28